Category: CEO’s Desk

Hey Intern, I’m Not Lonely

By Jim Toes Sitting in O’Hare Airport last Friday for what turned into a 10-hour flight delay, I had plenty of time to catch up on lots of reading. One article that caught my attention was by Sarah Butcher of eFinancialCareers on the experiences of college students who just completed their summer internships. Ms. Butcher’s…  Read more

Lifting Up Those In Need

Lifting Up Those In Need by Jim ToesPresident & CEO, STA A harsh reality within the financial services industry is that many of us will experience being let go from our job at least once over the course of our career. While this a risk we’re all aware of and accept upon entering this industry,…  Read more

To the Intern Class of 2022!

This STA article is dedicated to the many financial services interns in the United States and Canada. Please forward to those interns working among us this summer. Welcome to the Intern Class of 2022! It’s June, and that means that many college and graduate school students have started a summer internship program. For those interns…  Read more

Who Pays the SEC’s Bill on Crypto? (Hint: Not Crypto)

On Wednesday, Chairman Gary Gensler presented the SEC’s 2023 budget request before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. The SEC’s proposed budget, which was made public in late March, includes nearly doubling its Crypto Assets and Cyber team, a unit of its Enforcement division. I think all would agree that growth in the crypto markets necessitates…  Read more

My Word is My Bond

By Jim Toes, STA Most companies and organizations have a motto – something that serves as a guiding principle for their members and employees while also providing a succinct description of their priorities and brand. For STA, it’s Dictum Meum Pactum, which is Latin for “My Word Is My Bond.” This honorable principle dates back…  Read more